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LINDA SIMON. NO quorum at COAG! Who cares about VET?

Linda Simon says that the vocational education and training (VET) system in Australia has faced many challenges over a number of years, including cuts to funding, lack of government attention and a system that has enabled students to be rorted … Continue reading

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LINDA SIMON. Australian VET in crisis! Are there lessons to be learned from the UK?

  For some the crisis in vocational education and training (VET) and the fate of TAFE was a critical issue in the recent Australian Federal elections. For others it hardly made the radar. Unfortunately a number of those others included … Continue reading

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LINDA SIMON. The national scandal in Vocational Education and Training (VET).

Redesigning VET FEE-HELP In late April the Federal Government released a discussion paper entitled ‘Redesigning VET FEE-HELP’. It had become apparent that continuing legislative changes put through the Federal Parliament were not enough to prevent the behaviour of some private … Continue reading

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LINDA SIMON. Do the Parties really care about vocational education and training (VET) these elections?

  National TAFE Day was celebrated on June 16 this year, a little over two weeks before the Federal elections. Both Labor and the Greens took the opportunity to restate their support for TAFE and launch further policies. However the … Continue reading

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LINDA SIMON. Is this the vocational education and training system we need?

Hearing or reading about vocational education and training (VET) today, we expect it to be another story of rorts and wrongdoings. And it is an horrific story, a story of for-profit private providers accessing public funding and not delivering the … Continue reading

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